After five seasons stranded on Pacific islands, Australian Survivor is setting up camp in North West Queensland.
Cloncurry is hosting Season 6 of the popular show, produced by Endemol Shine Australia for Network 10.
“With its rich history and epic landscape that includes iconic red dirt, towering rock formations and spectacular fresh water dams, Cloncurry is the perfect place to really change things up,” the network says.
In what Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk described as a coup for Queensland, the venture is expected to inject about $14.6 million into the state’s economy and create about 150 jobs.
Screen Queensland chief executive officer Kylie Munnich said Cloncurry would benefit from jobs for local crew and be showcased nationally and internationally on the program.
“It’s rewarding to see such a big show as Australian Survivor heading to outback Queensland—a region that knows adversity and hardship first-hand, and whose people, I expect, share those human qualities celebrated in the show: courage, endurance and strength,” Ms Munnich said.
“From urban centres and coastal ranges to sweeping outback plains, Queensland has enormous capacity to cater for a wide range of screen productions—from international features through to reality juggernauts like Australian Survivor.
“Next month Ron Howard’s Thirteen Lives starts production on the Gold Coast and Universal Studio Group’s Joe Exotic will soon enter Screen Queensland Studios in Brisbane, while Netflix’s teen series Dive Club recently wrapped in Port Douglas, Far North Queensland.
“Outback Queensland is also the setting in part for ABC’s Total Control Season 2, which returns to film in Winton this year with support from Screen Queensland.”